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Waterfront Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 (Spring Ave)
+1 941-778-1515
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined on the sand to watch the sunset on the Gulf on a clear, pleasant evening last weekend. The menu offered a lot of good local favorites, and an extensive drink list. Our waiter was friendly and enthusiastic when he greeted our table of three. We ordered the bruschetta appetizer, which was large and tasted good. My rum runner... More 

Thank Lynne F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Waterfront Restaurant is across the road from the City Pier. It’s a nicely decorated restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining areas including a secluded patio in the back. Menu choices were many and interesting. Service friendly and helpful. Liked the Waterfront salad, pineapple cole slaw and lobster bisque. Food was nicely prepared and presented and tasty.

Thank Frank B
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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95 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Putting aside the fact that our server disappeared for the rest of the meal after bringing us our food, the experience, based on the quality of the food, was very good. We each had one of the salads featured on the regular menu and both choices featured a perfect balance of super fresh ingredients and tasty dressing. Excellent! The setting... More 

1 Thank Ella923
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great meal for lunch--lightly blackened grouper sandwich--with a cold draft Dead Guy Ale. The staff and owners make ordering gluten-free easy and delicious with a gluten-free bun option on the sandwich or corn tortilla on the grouper tacos (which are also amazing). Great food with a great view and always a friendly staff!!

Thank Jenfla3
Holmes Beach, Florida
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We live on the island and make this one of our regular places to eat out. It is always consistently good and the owners really care. We sit outside year around and enjoy the passers-bys and the view of the bay. My wife and I have tried most everything on the menu, from grouper to steak. Always excellent. We receive... More 

1 Thank Paul D
Holmes Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to the Waterfront several times over the past few years but this is the first time that I could have easily picked 4-5 lunch menu items. There was an enticing BLT on a croissant, a chicken and waffles dish whose description made my mouth water, and more. I chose the grouper tacos made with fresh grilled grouper. My... More 

1 Thank silversailor370
Nanticoke, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends brought their family dog, so we were seated on the back patio. Waitress was wonderful, helped us with deciding what to order. I had the Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin. OMG, so sweet and juicy! Husband had the Mahi Mahi special. Everything was delicious, mussels, mac & cheese, and Caesar Salad.

Thank Pamela A
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant with truly wonderful staff. Came twice on our vacation - somewhat due to there being very few restaurants on this end of the island, but also because the food was very good. The only downside was sitting on the patio we could smell someone smoking on the other side of the fence at the back... More 

Thank Bostongirlzee
Sarasota, Florida
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They hardly miss a beat! Food, wine and service are always excellent. The ambiance is waterfront with a bit of romance. Come early, it gets crowded with a bit of a wait if one does not have reservations. Soups, salads and seafood dishes are all delicious, no question. Enjoy!

Thank Carl0999
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We often go to the Waterfront, primarily because you can book a table inside, although we prefer to eat outside at the front. The food is also a good reason to go as it is always delicious and the menu is varied. The service has on occasions been slow but it's definitely worth a visit. One of our favourite restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $32
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
    (Spring Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-1515
Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?